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Grand Canyon U grants benefits to same-sex spouses

A large, private Christian university in Arizona has decided to extend full spousal benefits to the married partners of its gay and lesbian employees despite continued adherence to religious principles reserving marriage solely for heterosexual couples.... Read more»

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After same-sex marriage ruling, states reconsider domestic partnerships

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, some states that offer health and retirement benefits to their employees’ domestic partners are considering changing those policies, in large part to save money or avoid discrimination lawsuits.... Read more»

Mexican judge wants to allow same-sex couples to adopt children

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality across the country. Now it could go a step further.... Read more»

Analysis: Retention elections for Supreme Court?

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz suggested holding retention elections that could knock Supreme Court justices off the bench. Sounds good, right?... Read more»2

Family divided: Congressman, gay son disagree on same-sex marriage

Matt Salmon celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that said same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right. Matt R. Salmon, that is, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, a conservative Republican from Mesa who, unlike his son, opposes same-sex marriage.... Read more»

Az advocates vow continuing fight as Supreme Court OKs gay marriage

As the Supreme Court ruled states cannot deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, activists in Arizona were sharply split. "Big picture, this isn’t the final word on marriage," said a spokesman for the right-wing Center for Arizona Policy, while a member of the College Democrats said "the fight for equality doesn’t end here at all, this isn’t the moment we get complacent."... Read more»1

Supreme Court: Gay marriage bans are unconstitutional

Handing gay rights advocates a monumental victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that marriages between couples of the same sex are constitutional, a decision that overrides the long-standing bans on gay marriage in Texas and other states.... Read more»3

Gay marriage not recognized by Navajo Nation

The Diné Marriage Act, passed in 2005 by the Navajo Nation Council, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. But advocates say they hope tribal leaders will change their stance now that same-sex marriage is legal in Arizona, New Mexico and many other states. ... Read more»1

Gay marriage licenses issued in every Az county

In the week since Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage was rejected, clerks in all 15 counties say they have issued at least one marriage license to a same-sex couple - some to hundreds. And at $76 a pop, state coffers may already have taken in more than $20,000 in license fees. ... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Barber: Personal freedoms include gay marriage, abortion rights

We believe that everyone in our community has the right to live the life they want without the government, politicians or their employer interfering in their personal decisions. In Southern Arizona, we stand by our values. That's why I am fighting to preserve a woman's right to make her most personal health care decisions and to ensure that all Southern Arizonans have the right to marry the one they love. ... Read more»3

Guest opinion

12 Gen-X Republicans who will have some explaining to do some day soon

Now that it is clear that those who pushed Arizona's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are on the wrong side of history, they all better start thinking up what lame excuses they are going to be making. Their grandchildren’s generation is sure to ask questions.... Read more»

Pima County issuing licenses after judge OKs gay marriage in Az

A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. State Attorney General Tom Horne said county clerks of court can "issue licenses for same-sex marriages immediately." Pima County began doing so Friday morning.... Read more»3

Gay marriage supporters urge AG to stop defending Az’s ban

Delivering more than 5,000 petition signatures in a little red wagon, supporters of gay marriage called for Attorney General Tom Horne to drop his defense of the state's ban. A spokeswoman says Horne's office is required to defend Arizona's laws against lawsuits. ... Read more»

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Taste the rainbow, Arizona

The 9th Circuit has ruled that laws banning gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada are “impermissible gender discrimination."... Read more»

9th Circuit tosses gay marriage bans, ruling covers Arizona

A day after bans on gay marriage fell in other parts of the country when the Supreme Court declined to hear appeals, the 9th Circuit has ruled that such laws in Idaho and Nevada are "impermissible gender discrimination." That ruling will impact Arizona's constitutional prohibition against same-sex marriage.... Read more»1

Gay marriage supporters wait on 9th Circuit after Supreme Court move

Supporters of gay marriage said the U.S. Supreme Court's decision against reviewing appellate court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in several states is a sign that Arizona's ban may not stand much longer. ... Read more»

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